A Superb Performance by Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper at the Desert International Horse Park

by | Nov 23, 2020 | Dressage, Press Release | 0 comments

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For Immediate Release:

THERMAL, Calif. – November 22, 2020 – The Adequan® Desert Dressage II CDIW, presented by Buffini & Company concluded competition with the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI3*, sponsored by Four Winds Farm. Eleven horse and rider combinations demonstrated their skills to the judges and it was America’s Steffen Peters aboard Suppenkasper who triumphed with a new personal best score of 77.340% to first place. Peters’ mount, Suppenkasper, is a twelve year old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Spielberg out of ISP Krack C, owned by Four Winds Farm. 

The second place ribbon was presented to Sabine Schut-Kery (USA) and her mount Sanceo (San Remo x Ramiors Son II) with a score of 77.404%. Sanceo is a fourteen year old Hannovarian stallion owned by Alice Womble. Finishing third was Catherine Haddad Staller (USA) and her own horse Frankie (Florencio x A Jungle Prince), an eleven year old Hannovarian mare, with a score of 68.958%. 

Peters has been thrilled with the performance of Suppenkasper. After two weeks of competition at the Desert International Horse Park, Peters has won all four of the FEI Grand Prix CDI3* events and finished his time here earning his new personal best score from the judges. 

“I get so emotional about this horse. I have never ridden a horse that wants to do so much. He always goes, I don’t have to push this horse,” explained Peters. “He is a puppy dog; the second you get off him, he follows you everywhere. When I get off at home, I take the bridle off and he walks behind me. We have a grass paddock and he stays there for a moment, doesn’t think about running away and when I call him, he comes to me. At 9 o’clock at night, he gets his cookies and calls me from a hundred feet away. He is one of those dream horses.”

After a week of vacation for Suppenkasper, the pair will head to Florida for the winter season to compete in a few classes before hopefully heading to Tokyo to represent the United States at the Olympic Games. 

For full results of the class, click here


About the Desert International Horse Park

With nearly 1.3 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International Horse Park is one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America. Offering multiple weeks of world-class equestrian competition from October through March, the facility is a destination location for thousands of equestrians, their horses, family and friends for several months annually. Competitors from all over the world travel to Thermal, CA to not only compete but to enjoy everything the desert has to offer.